Alec Nevala-Lee

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“There is always a sacrifice…”

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Katherine Mansfield

[Chekhov] made a mistake in thinking that if he had had more time he would have written more fully, described the rain, and the midwife and the doctor having tea. The truth is one can get only so much into a story; there is always a sacrifice. One has to leave out what one knows and longs to use. Why? I haven’t any idea, but there it is. It’s always a kind of race to get in as much as one can before it disappears.

Katherine Mansfield

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June 14, 2015 at 7:30 am

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